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played by Valda Aveling (piano)


Piano: Valda Aveling


by Robert Graves


Unknown: Robert Graves


Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
The Taylor Recorder Trio:
Stanley Taylor , Christopher Taylor and Richard Taylor
The Basil Lam Sonata Ensemble :
Patrick Halling (violin) Marjorie Layers (violin)
Terence Weil (cello)
Basil Lam (harpsichord)
Trio Sonata in B minor, for two violins and continuo
The Plainte (The Fairy Queen)
Trio Sonata in D, for two violins and continuo
Chaconne for three recorders and continuo


Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Stanley Taylor
Unknown: Christopher Taylor
Unknown: Richard Taylor
Violin: Patrick Halling
Violin: Marjorie Layers
Cello: Terence Weil
Harpsichord: Basil Lam


A report on the Soviet point of view as expressed recently in the Soviet Press and broadcasts to the U.S.S.R.
Compiled by members of the BBC forengn news derpartment

: Colombe

by Jean Anouilh
English version by Denis Cannan
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Wilfrid Grantham
[Starring] Margaret Ward, Michael Gwynn and Phyllis Neilson-Terry
Other parts played by Heron Carvic and Anthony Creighton
Scene: Paris in the year 1900

Colombe is mature Anouilh, first produced in Paris in 1951, a pièce brillante that is indeed a dazzling example of theatrical pyrotechnics. The eponymous heroine is a flower-girl married to an idealist who happens to be the son of a great actress, Madame Alexandra (as some would say, Sarah Bernhardt, just as her pet dramatist is often taken to be a caricature of Edmond Rostand). When the young man has to go for his military service Colombe goes to work in his mother's theatre, and there she learns that there are more kinds of love than the absolute varety, advocated by her husband and usually practised in poverty and a garret. The play has been much assailed for its bitterness, but I for one cannot understand the meaning of the epilogue of not to admit amongst other things) that once Colombe and Julien were truly in love. (Peter Forster)


Writer: Jean Anouilh
English translation: Denis Cannan
Producer: Wilfrid Grantham
Julien: Michael Gwynn
Colombe: Margaret Ward
Madame Georges: Gladys Spencer
Madame Alexandre: Phyllis Neilson-Terry
Surette: Denys Blakelock
Paul: Desmond Carrington
Desfournettes: Peter Bennett
Emile Robtinet: Robert Farquharson
Lagarde: Norman Chidgey
Other parts played by: Heron Carvic
Other parts played by: Anthony Creighton

: Orchestral Concert

Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper)
Conductor, Anithony Bernard

Sinfoma No. 16, in D - Johan Helmich Roman
Flute Concerto - Carl Nielsen (first performance in this country)
Symphony No. 1, in C minor - Mendelssohn


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Conductor: Anithony Bernard


Philip Hope-Wallace reviews the collect on of theatrical criticisms by Sir Max Beerbohm , recently published in a new edition


Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Max Beerbohm


Ensemble Vocal Marcel Couraud
Conductor, Marcel Couraud
Trois Cantates (Paul Claudel ) Mulhaud
La guerre; La paix; Lee deux cités


Conductor: Marcel Couraud
Conductor: Marcel Couraud
Unknown: Paul Claudel

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